Following the troubled Uefa Champions League final, Liverpool supporters were subjected to a smear campaign with “sinister overtones of Hillsborough,” according to the mayor of the city.
The disturbance that resulted in fans being tear-gassed and robbed in Paris was first attributed by the French authorities to supporters and false tickets.
But a later investigation discovered a slew of administrative mistakes were to blame for the mayhem.
We “finally know the truth,” according to Joanne Anderson, regarding what transpired.
The Liverpool mayor tweeted, “Liverpool fans exposed to a coordinated disinformation effort with terrible memories of Hillsborough.”
“This disparaging stereotype of Liverpool must stop.”
Two Senate committees looked into what went wrong on the night of the match between Liverpool and Real Madrid on May 28 and published a report with the working title Champions League Final: An Unavoidable Fiasco.
It was discovered that Liverpool supporters had been wrongfully accused by the authorities.
The chief executive officer of Liverpool FC, Billy Hogan, stated that the past six weeks had been “an enormously hard time.”
However, he went on to say that he was “very pleased of our fandom [and] the way that everyone has joined together.”
Regional mayor Steve Rotheram, who was at the game and was the target of thieves, said there had been a “concerted attempt to malign supporters” that might have resulted in “more reputational harm if the falsehoods remained uncontested,” according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.
The issues, according to Ian Byrne, MP for Liverpool West Derby, were brought on by a string of errors “at every level” made by the French authorities, who unjustly placed the responsibility on the public and bogus tickets.
Since then, Liverpool Wavertree MP Paula Barker has requested that an investigation be conducted by the French parliament.
The French Senate has confirmed what the people already knew, she added, “that the fans were not to blame for the hazardous mayhem during the Champions League final in Paris.”
The findings, according to Liverpool Walton MP Dan Carden, exonerated Liverpool supporters.
As we all knew, there were several administrative mistakes and failures that were being covered up by unfairly blaming the fans.
Liverpool supporters have been referred to as heroes by Wirral South MP Alison McGovern, a Reds supporter.
In an extremely difficult moment, “so many individuals acted to take care of one other,” she continued.
We now demand a comprehensive apology and an appropriate investigation from the French authorities.
The Spirit of Shankly supporters’ organization issued a statement in which they said that although the fans had been vindicated, “the issue of falsehoods being repeatedly perpetuated” persisted. They also demanded an investigation.
According to the Liverpool FC Disabled Supporters Association, rather than taking in a football celebration, spectators were subjected to a “carnival of horrors.”
There weren’t any fatalities at the stadium, the spokesperson said, “only thanks to the exemplary behavior of Liverpool supporters, who were exposed to great provocation by the police.”